- Eleventh Circuit reverses itself in Cappuccitti v. DirecTV CAFA jurisdiction case. [Jackson; earlier @ POL]
- Outrageous conduct by plaintiffs' attorney in Fosamax trial held to merit a $2500 sanction and a reduction in $8M award, but court lets liability determination by same prejudiced jury stand. I've previously complained about this odd view of "passion or prejudice" by some judges that pretends a jury to impassioned to come up with a legitimate damages award was somehow rational when it decided liability. And I'm sure an attorney in line for a $500-600k contingency fee isn't too upset about a $2500 sanction when the violation of the court order made the jury verdict possible in the first place. [Drug and Device Law; NYLJ; Boles v. Merck & Co. (S.D.N.Y. 2010)]
- Against foreclosure moratoria. [Epstein]
- SOX restrictions make preliminary earnings estimates more inaccurate. [Ribstein @ TOTM]
- Summary judgment in Ford ignition-lock class action. [Wajert]
- "Cell phones cannot cause cancer, because they do not emit enough energy to break the molecular bonds inside cells." [Scientific American; earlier @ POL]
- Class action lawyers are going to try to get away with a $0 settlement by creating barriers to objecting. Unfortunately for them, I'm a class member. [CCAF]
Around the web, October 17
- Around the web, April 11
- What does the Baylor Law data leak tell us about affirmative action?
- Apple iPhone 4 bumper class action settlement
- Third Circuit argument in Dewey v. Volkswagen
- Dewey v. Volkswagen oral argument tomorrow
- How much is the Bluetooth settlement injunction worth?
- CCAF Seventh Circuit briefing on derivative shareholder suit standards
- Around the web, March 13
- Plaintiffs' lawyers protect their cartel by bringing antitrust suit
- Day v. Persels & Associates
- Bad typography evidence of bad faith?
- Apple class actions
- 0.1% claim rate in "successful" class action
- Around the web, February 21
- Cobell v. Salazar oral argument in DC Circuit
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